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Ideas for gifts to India

Discussion in 'General Discussions - USA & Canada' started by padmavathy, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. padmavathy

    padmavathy New IL'ite

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    Hi ladies.,

    Iam planning a india trip shortly., its my first trip after getting married.,

    I have so many relative and friends in my side and also my inlaws side.,
    Iam in a big dilemma about what i cud get as gifts for them..,
    leaving my close ones.,,, I really dnt know what i can get for my common relatives and friends., I can just think of chocolates...,

    Can u ladies suggest me some ideas to what I can get( dnt mention too costly items!) preferably items I can buy in bulk and distribute..,

    I wud be grateful if u all help me put in giving wonderful ideas.,
    Thanks in advance..,
    Padma
     
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    cheer Silver IL'ite

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    So Sure Senior IL'ite

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    hi Padma,
    I'm going to india too. I bought a lot of sugar free candy. Also in Hobby Lobby, u get a lot of gift items for 2 - 3 dollars. There is a sale going on. In dollar shops, u get small plaster of paris figures. Some of them r real cute. in walmart, u get watches for 7.99. Also, check out if there is a gems show in ur city.
    Regards,
    Sharada
     
  4. padmavathy

    padmavathy New IL'ite

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    Hi ladies.,
    thanks for ur suggeston.,
    By the way what is hobbylobby?Is it something like micheals.,do tell me some info on it.,

    Iam in Atlanta.,Iam not sure if their is any gems show display., if anyone know abt gems shops in atlanta., please gimme info on it.,

    Iam sure to check out some dollar shops for some items..,
    Do keep me posted of ur valuble suggestions
     
  5. Kamla

    Kamla IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Padma...

    Have a great time in India, I envy you:)
    Cheer has already given the link. Please click on it and check out the thread on shopping gifts for India. Our members have discussed various items and lots of suggestions and tips there, will be useful for you.

    L, Kamla
     
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    krishnaamma Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi Padma,

    Hi Padma,

    You can get Oat meal for elderly people, dry fruits. <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:City><st1:place>Crystal</st1:place></st1:City> items to keep in the show case. For children, can get coloring blocks/kit etc.,

    In <st1:country-region><st1:place>India</st1:place></st1:country-region> now a days all are having MW. So if you get Pop Corn covers, (if you get full box) you can give to your friends and relatives. They really enjoy them.

    As Sharada said you can get sugar free candy.

    Hair clips and nails polish for girls.

    Use and throw away type, sterilized feeding bottles for new babies.

    Wall hangings, Stickers, nice lamp shades, small mixture grinder, knife set, cutlery set, <st1:City><st1:place>Pearl</st1:place></st1:City> or coral (small size). The list will goooooooo on. You want still more tell me let me write more.
     
  8. padmavathy

    padmavathy New IL'ite

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    Hi krishnamma.,
    thankyou so much for ur tips.,

    I have got some colouring sets and toys for kids.,

    I really dnt kniw what I can get for my mother and father.,
    also I have 3 younger sisters., so i have to think of something very nice to get for them.,

    I wud be happy if u give me so moore tips on it.,
    thankyou so much..,
     
  9. sunkan

    sunkan Gold IL'ite

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    dear padma,
    the corn ware is a great hit here, many homes are filled withMW and any no of dishes are always a great help, among others some nice sweaters, and wools if u have knitting friends though dont get the thick variety, as indian climate especially if in south dont demand heavy sweaters, but something like baby wool that is a great to knit.. my aunt introduced us to peelers and so many other usefull cutters for kitchens.....hope u enjoy ur stay here,while returning dont forget to carry some beautiful lamps from india,they are very very cheap in trivandrum near the temple and wood carvings of tiny ganesha and elephants as key chains, the brass nandhi is very cute in its carving so nice for a drawing room corner and fabric aroma enhancer available in bangalore, all u need is to put them in ur wardrobe and the smell is just mmm each time u open to take out ur clothes...they also have sachets here......regards sunkan
     
  10. krishnaamma

    krishnaamma Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi padma,

    Dear Padma,

    You can get pearls and corals for your mother. For your sisters, if they are younger than you, get them some make up sets (If they will use). Or if they are elder than you, you can get big corals which is very big and we can wear it in our ‘Thali charadu’ ( I got one like that from my tenent’s mother who came from Canada, and that time she gave all of us one ,one to put in ‘Thali kodi’) You can also get them for you sisters.

    Generally I will buy some salwar suit sets for my sister and her daughter. Here unstitched salwar sets are cheap and the stitching cost is more. But we will get good designs here first than <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:country-region><st1:place>India</st1:place></st1:country-region>.

    I got one B.P. checking watch for my father and one sugar testing machine. But I am not telling you to get your father. He may be a healthy person. Please don’t mistake me. You can get them to somebody who needs them.:)

    You can get sealing machine. Which we use to pack items.

    That is all for now. If I got more things let me send another mail to you. Bye.
     
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